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06-10-2009, 07:21 AM
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The Wrestler was great. Although Mickey dun blowed up his face.
I really enjoyed that movie although the part with the staples and barbed wired creeped me out.

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06-11-2009, 12:03 AM
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I thought the Hangover was kind of overrated, I mean, it was funny, but nothing classic.
This. I just got back from seeing it, and I mean it had some pretty epic funny parts, but I don't know. I don't really know how to describe it. Decent movie but isn't the funniest movie ever.

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What really memorable moments occurred in The Hangover? That was one of the most forgettable movies I've seen in a while.

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What really memorable moments occurred in The Hangover? That was one of the most forgettable movies I've seen in a while.
When they got tased and the ending credits....that's really about it.

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When they got tased and the ending credits....that's really about it.
yeah that(credits) was easily the best part of the movie. I bet almost everyone who saw that won't remember why they laughed a week removed from seeing it.

Watched Stranger Than Fiction last night. Pretty good movie actually. Ferrell does a good job in a serious role and the story is interesting.


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06-11-2009, 03:18 PM
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yeah that was easily the best part of the movie. I bet almost everyone who saw that won't remember why they laughed a week removed from seeing it.

Watched Stranger Than Fiction last night. Pretty good movie actually. Ferrell does a good job in a serious role and the story is interesting.
Does it matter if you remember why you laughed? The fact that you did laugh is why it's funny, not for any ******** deeper meaning.

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06-11-2009, 03:21 PM
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Watched Stranger Than Fiction last night. Pretty good movie actually. Ferrell does a good job in a serious role and the story is interesting.
I liked that movie too. Clever metafiction, good acting

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Does it matter if you remember why you laughed? The fact that you did laugh is why it's funny, not for any ******** deeper meaning.
Well, I didn't really laugh much of the movie to begin with and I didn't mean to imply that comedy has to have some great, deeper meaning. What I meant is that really funny comedy is memorable. If a movie makes me laugh so hard I consider it an instant classic, I remember a lot of what happened/was funny in the movie.

The Hangover was a lot like Family Guy. Not really funny or as intelligent as it would like to think, full of vapid pop culture references, and surviving on the fact that young audiences will adhere and embrace it if it has the perception of "being cool".

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Well, I didn't really laugh much of the movie to begin with and I didn't mean to imply that comedy has to have some great, deeper meaning. What I meant is that really funny comedy is memorable. If a movie makes me laugh so hard I consider it an instant classic, I remember a lot of what happened/was funny in the movie.

The Hangover was a lot like Family Guy. Not really funny or as intelligent as it would like to think, full of vapid pop culture references, and surviving on the fact that young audiences will adhere and embrace it if it has the perception of "being cool".
I find memorableness is based more on whether the comedy is based on quick one liners or something else (in this case, based on situations involved so you can't pull a lot of the jokes out of context). To each his own, I thought it was hilarious, and I think there's no way to compare it to Family Guy (which I would describe the same way you would).

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08-19-2009, 09:14 PM
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My Top 10
1. Fight Club
2. The Squid and the Whae
3. Donnie Darko
4. The Big Lebowski
5. The Departed
6. Being John Malkovich
7. Forrest Gump
8. The Royal Tenenbaums
9. Superbad
10. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zizzou

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08-19-2009, 10:24 PM
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My Top 10
1. Fight Club
2. The Squid and the Whae
3. Donnie Darko
4. The Big Lebowski
5. The Departed
6. Being John Malkovich
7. Forrest Gump
8. The Royal Tenenbaums
9. Superbad
10. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zizzou

Being John Malkovich is a great movie -- much better a movie than John is an actor, but I digress -- #7 reminds me that we recently saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button... It was long, but I would have liked it to be even longer; I loved it. I enjoy Fitzgerald stories and will have to read that short story that it was based on... I somehow never read it. I was disappointed though that the DVD I bought had no extra features... I would have loved to see a making of featurette. I strongly recommend it; great story and great production, all the way around.

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08-19-2009, 10:28 PM
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I didn't like Benjamin Button at all. felt like a slickly produced road story. It was beautifully shot (there is nothing Flincher could shoot that I wouldn't wan't to look at), but in the end it felt shallow and meaningless.

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I really liked Funny People. I know a lot of people are down on it, but that's my kind of movie. I thought it was one of Apatow's best.

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08-20-2009, 12:52 AM
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I really liked Funny People. I know a lot of people are down on it, but that's my kind of movie. I thought it was one of Apatow's best.
My brother said it was very good but a bit long. Im a big Apatow fan though.

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08-20-2009, 01:35 AM
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I really liked Funny People. I know a lot of people are down on it, but that's my kind of movie. I thought it was one of Apatow's best.
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My brother said it was very good but a bit long. Im a big Apatow fan though.
Had some pretty good parts (the Sarah Silverman bit at the bar had me on the floor, she's so delectably vulgar... easily the most underrated scene in the movie), but overall I found it to be pretty ordinary. I thought there were too many unnecessary scenes, as well as ones that went on for too long. And, another staple of Apatow films: I constantly found myself thinking that the movie was trying too hard. Just wasn't really feeling it, I guess.

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I didn't like Benjamin Button at all. felt like a slickly produced road story. It was beautifully shot (there is nothing Flincher could shoot that I wouldn't wan't to look at), but in the end it felt shallow and meaningless.
Pretty much the recipe for Fitzgerald stories, is it not... No major ending, one that was somehow expected -- in all reality, with his being born old and little... growing up as he was growing younger... shouldn't he have been an infant in a large body, if consistency held true? But in an impossible circumstance, who can argue impossibilities?

Fitzgerald stories are always made up of the characters and their interactions... they were always a period piece, even though they were written in the time period Fitz lived in; it was almost like he wrote it for the future generations to enjoy as a look back at a fantasy period. I found the movie to be journey with a person who knew more about what a child shouldn't, but didn't understand why... and also knew too much and was sadly too wise at times he should have been naive and innocent.

In the end though, shouldn't the beginning of the tale actually be the end?... And the end be a beginning in the development? We all pretty much knew the end -- Hemingway once told us that all stories taken out to the end, ends in death -- I found the middle of the tale to be the most interesting... but found myself trying to put myself into Benjamin's shoes as he was presented situations as they were presented to him at an unlikely time in his odd life.


Like you said, it was beautifully shot... and I found the acting to to be excellent, and the premise intriguing... and the end shallow and meaningless only because the end was the beginning, and as predictable as saying, "Once upon a time". IDK, to me it was somehow like I wanted Forrest Gump to have been... but to me wasn't.

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I really liked Funny People. I know a lot of people are down on it, but that's my kind of movie. I thought it was one of Apatow's best.
I thought Funny People started out great but the movie kept dragging on.

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I saw the newest Harry Potter recently and I liked it a lot. It made me want to read the last book again. Also, you know who is a really good actress- especially at seeming crazy/freaky Helena Bonaham Carter (she plays the Bellatrix Lestrange).

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I saw the newest Harry Potter recently and I liked it a lot. It made me want to read the last book again. Also, you know who is a really good actress- especially at seeming crazy/freaky Helena Bonaham Carter (she plays the Bellatrix Lestrange).
If you haven't already seen Fight Club, do so immediately. She's at her craziest/freakiest in that movie.

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Funny People didn't drag for me much at all. I thought it was wonderfully self reflective, well acted and funny the whole way through.

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The Wrestler was great. Although Mickey dun blowed up his face.
Is now one of my favorites. Only problem is that it wasn't shot in the pre-shaky-****ing-camera-era. Ending was just perfect.

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I thought the Hangover was kind of overrated, I mean, it was funny, but nothing classic.
Agree 100%. IMO, characters were funny, but too clich sometimes, some jokes were predictable, Mike Tyson CANNOT act and I still have no ****ing idea what that Asian "tough guy" was all about. But as you said, still funny.

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If you haven't already seen Fight Club, do so immediately. She's at her craziest/freakiest in that movie.
Thanks, yeah I've seen that one- I like it a lot . Something cool about that movie- I'v already posted it, but here it is again.


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All Time top 10

1. Heat
2. Usual Suspects
3. One Flew Over the Coo Coo's Nest
4. Alien
5. Jaws
6. A Clockwork Orange
7. The Dirty Dozen
8. Last of The Mohicans
9. Apocalypse Now
10. Taps

New Top 10
1. The Dark Knight
2. The Hangover
3. District 9
4. Inglorious ********
5. Gran Torino
6. Super Bad
7. Rock 'n Rolla
8. Taken
9. Defiance
10. The Collector

Want To See Top 10
1. The Hobbit
2. Where The Wild Things Are
3. 2012
4. Sin City 2
5. Justice League
6. 9
7. Wolfman
8. Spider Man 4
9. Surragates
10. The Road

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All Time top 10

1. Heat
2. Usual Suspects
3. One Flew Over the Coo Coo's Nest
4. Alien
5. Jaws
6. A Clockwork Orange
7. The Dirty Dozen
8. Last of The Mohicans
9. Apocalypse Now
10. Taps

New Top 10
1. The Dark Knight
2. The Hangover
3. District 9
4. Inglorious ********
5. Gran Torino
6. Super Bad
7. Rock 'n Rolla
8. Taken
9. Defiance
10. The Collector

Want To See Top 10
1. The Hobbit
2. Where The Wild Things Are
3. 2012
4. Sin City 2
5. Justice League
6. 9
7. Wolfman
8. Spider Man 4
9. Surragates
10. The Road
Where is Casablanca?... You forgot Casablanca.

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08-20-2009, 11:31 PM
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Where is Casablanca?... You forgot Casablanca.
Rick is the man.





Anyone who is thinking about it should go see 500 Days of Summer. It was well acted, true to life, funny and insightful.

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